Store data in the cloud


Cloud computing is sometimes a great solution for storing the resources necessary to running a website or online service. And by using such elastic systems, we avoid draining resources unnecessarily. The other benefit comes from hosting static resources on a cookieless domain. This avoids sending the cookie with each resource that is transferred to the browser (c.f. best practice #96).
Such an approach is useful for images and static resources. As you want to keep domains to a minimum (c.f. best practice #55), it is easiest to group all static resources on one single online storage service.

For a competition based on video entries, it would be more efficient to use Amazon’s S3 storage service than to add hard drives to existing servers.

This best practice should only be applied if it is coherent with your project's specifications.
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